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Professor Xiangjian (Sean) He is the Director of Computer Vision and Intelligent Perception Laboratory at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

He was the Professor of Computer Science and the Leader of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory at the Global Big Data Technologies Centre (GBDTC) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from 2011-2022.  He was an IEEE Signal Processing Society Student Committee member. He was involved in a team receiving a UTS Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence through Collaboration in 2018. He has been awarded 'Internationally Registered Technology Specialist' by International Technology Institute (ITI). He led the UTS and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) joint research project teams winning the 1st Runner-Up prize for the 2017 VIP Cup, and the champion for the 2019 VIP Cup, awarded by IEEE Signal Processing Society. In 2021, the team, PolyUTS, led by Prof Lam of PolyU and co-led by Prof He of UTS again won the 1st Runner-Up award for the 2021 VIP Cup.

He has been carrying out research mainly in the areas of computer vision, data analytics and machine learning in the previous years. He has recently been leading his research teams for deep-learning-based research for human behavious recognition, human counting and density estimation, tiny object detection, biomedical applications, saliency detection, natural language processing, cybersecurity, face and face expression recognition, road sign detection, license plate recognition, etc. He has played various chair roles in many international conferences such as ACM MM, MMM, ICDAR, IEEE BigDataSE, IEEE BigDataService, IEEE TrustCom, IEEE CIT, IEEE AVSS, IEEE ICPR and IEEE ICARCV.

He has received various competitive national or regional grants including five grants awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) as a CI (Chief Investigator). Very recently, he, as a CI together with another Professor, has received an ARC-LP grant of AU$540,000 (+ AU$150,000 industry funding) for over three years from 2019-2022, and as a CI together with his colleagues in a research team, received two-million AU dollars of industry grants awarded by Cisco, SAS, Sydney Trains, NSW Transport, Data 61, RMCRC, etc.

In recent years, he has many high quality publications in prestigious journals such as Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Transactions journals such as IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Reliability and IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, and in Elsevier’s journals such as Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing, Automation in Construction, Information Sciences, Neurocomputing, Future Generation Computer Systems, Computer Networks, Computer and System Sciences, and Network and Computer Applications. He has also had papers published in premier international conferences and workshops such as AAAI, ACL, IJCAI, CVPR, ECCV, ACM MM, ICDAR, WACV, etc.

He has presented invited keynote speeches in 12 international conferences since 2016.

He has recently been involved in editing for various international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Access, Journal of Computer Networks and Computer Applications (Elsevier), Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), and Signal Processing (Elsevier). He has been an Advisor of HKIE Transactions, and he is currently an Associate Editor of Springer-Nature Computer Science Journal and the journal of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences.

He has successfully supervised several postdoctoral research fellows and 18 PhD students to completion as a Principal Supervisor since 2016.

Since 1991, he has also been an academic, a visiting professor, an adjunct professor, a postdoctoral researcher or a senior researcher in various universities/institutions including Xiamen University, China, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, University of New England, Australia, University of Georgia, USA, Electronic and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) of Korea, University of Aizu, Japan, Hongkong Polytechnic University, and Macau University.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Fuzhou University

PhD, University of Technology Sydney

Bachelor, Xiamen University


  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Cyberspace Security
  • Biomedical Engineering

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